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Rebecca Ellis

Rebecca Ellis Curriculum Developer Rebecca Ellis is a curriculum developer currently working on the StoryQ and M2Studio projects. She majored in math and French at Brandeis University, and received a doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education from Michigan State University. Rebecca’s love of educational design started young, when she tried to propose new learning […]

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Oregon teachers test local streams. There are lots more to test!

Woman demonstrating water test by the river

Over 100,00 miles of rivers and streams crisscross the state of Oregon, and it boasts more federally designated Wild and Scenic segments of river than anywhere else in the country. Water practically outlines the state with the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Columbia River defining much of the northern boundary with Washington, and the […]

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Michael Tirenin

Michael Tirenin UX/UI Designer Michael Tirenin is a UX/UI Designer at the Concord Consortium. He began his career developing educational interactive media and animation for educational publishers and pharmaceutical companies, and went on to art direct video games for the entertainment market. Prior to joining the Concord Consortium, Michael worked for the Waterford Institute as […]

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Remote Professional Development: Using a System Modeling Tool for 3D Teaching and Learning

Fertilizer variable linked to water quality variable in SageModeler

Modeling is key to how scientists help explain complex phenomena—from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change—and explore scientific and engineering problems. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) recognize the importance of Systems and Systems Models as one of the crosscutting concepts, and Developing and Using Models and Using Computational Thinking as two of the science […]

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New project explores COVID-inspired data science education through epidemiology

Close up of Case of COVID Crisis book cover

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is providing an unprecedented amount of health and social science data, and serves as a compelling starting point to engage in data science activities. A new project funded by the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program at the National Science Foundation is designed to empower young people to […]

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